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Teacher Training: Guitar Courses

The Atlanta Suzuki Institute is thrilled to offer teacher training opportunities with renowned SAA Teacher Trainers from across the United States. ASI is the perfect place to learn about the Suzuki approach and philosophy for the first time, or to hone and expand your teaching skills. 


Teachers enrolled in training must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, and be an active member of the SAA. Teachers may enroll as participants or auditors. To qualify as a participant, teachers must pass an audition submitted to the SAA. Participants who successfully complete a course will have the training registered with the SAA. Auditions are not required for auditors, nor will training be registered with the SAA.


Teaching Chords & Scales through the Suzuki Guitar Literature

June 17-19, 2024

Online Course

Our Suzuki pieces can teach us about harmony, chords, and scales. Recognizing patterns and connecting them on the fretboard aids in reading, ear training, and more. With excerpts from the Suzuki Guitar method books to lead us, we will explore elements of theory, CAGED chord system, and even chord progressions to play together. Course participants should expect to play repertoire from the Suzuki Guitar books, participate in group discussions, and complete assignments as given by the SAA Teacher Trainer. 

Format of this enrichment course includes 10 hours of lecture. Suzuki teachers who have completed/registered Every Child Can! or Filosofia and Guitar Unit 1 are eligible to take the course. Successful completion of the SAA audition process and active SAA membership are required to qualify as a participant in the Teaching Chords and Scales through the Suzuki Guitar Literature course.


Maximum enrollment: 20 participants.


Teaching Chords and Scales through the Suzuki Guitar Literature course will meet online on the following days/times

  • Monday, June 17, 8:00-11:00 PM EDT

  • Tuesday, June 18, 8:00-11:00 PM EDT

  • Wednesday, June 19, 7:00-11:00 PM EDT


The Teaching Chords and Scales through the Suzuki Guitar Literature course fee is $325. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of registration and will be applied toward the course fee. Refunds (less the $100 deposit) are available until 30 days before the course begins. 

About Andrea Cannon: 

Andrea’s Guitar Arts Studio in Houston, Texas includes training in Theory and Performance skills for guitarists as well as the first Suzuki Early Childhood Music program established in the US. She serves as a consultant to the Spring School District Music Department and directs Applied Guitar studies at Lone Star College. She is Certified through Music Teacher’s National Association and is a Registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Andrea is humbled and proud that arts advocacy group Alarte of Guatemala City, Guatemala has created a Scholarship in her name. The first recipient of the ‘Beca Andrea Cannon‘ is enjoying the benefits of a new guitar as well as expert Suzuki instruction and she also has a beautiful smile.

Teaching Chords and Scales through the Suzuki Guitar Literature
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